98,000 Coronavirus cases ‘largely asymptomatic’ Health CS says

Of the 63 people who have tested positive for the virus, the Health Ministry has said only 7 percent were showing symptoms. – By Gerald Gekara.

In a statement detailing the COVID-19 update, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe continued to urge Kenyans to uphold government directives, as the majority of the cases remain asymptomatic.

So far the country has recorded 98,334 the number of confirmed positive cases, out of 1,094,278 cumulative tests.

In terms of Counties the 66 cases were distributed as follows; Nairobi (43), Kakamega, Makueni and Kilifi (3) cases each, Busia, Kiambu, Murang’a, and Laikipia (2) each, while Nyeri, Nakuru and Machakos reported only (1) case.

The Health CS further detailed 226 patients who have recovered from the disease. 221 of the cases were from the Home-Based Care Program, while 5 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 81,101.

There are 687 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 2,190 on Home Based Isolation and Care. 

31 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 20 of whom are on ventilatory support and 10 on supplemental oxygen. 1 is on observation. Another 11 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen all of whom are in general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit.

3 patients have lost their lives to the disease, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 1,713.